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Snow Day

On Saturday and Sunday we had beautiful and picturesque winter. On Monday morning however we found absolutely different environment. After overnight blizzard we woke up in the winter wonderland. It was nice to watch all this white silence through the window, but nothing we could do beside that.

Snow bank on the roof

Even birds did not come to take some seeds. The day came to the end with this beautiful sunset.

Winter Morning

Winter Morning

Hard frost and sunshine – a day of pleasure!
You are still drowsy at your leisure –
It’s time, my beauty, ope your eyes!   
Let you get free of blissful dreaming,   
To meet the North Aurora, deeming 
The Star of North, let you arise!

Last eve the blizzard howled angry, 
The ghostly sky struck all and sundry,  
The vapid moon was scarcely seen  
Among dark drear clouds drifting;    
Your mood was cheerlessly shifting – 
Look now – what a change has been!   

Under a bright blue vault of heaven  
Like a beautiful carpet, soft and even, 
The snow glitters in sunlight; 
Transparent woods are soly dark, 
The firs through hoarfrost nicely sparkle 
And under ice brooks’ torrents slide.    

With amber light the entire room 
Is being lit up. What a boon    
Is a merry crackle of the stove’s flame.    
How swell to ponder near a fire!      
But listen, wouldn’t we desire  
To ride in our open sleigh? 

While sliding over morning snow 
Be drawn into a run in tow 
Of an impatient mare, trotting hard?  
And visit fields that now are empty, 
And woods – a recent horn of plenty, 
The bank too dear to my heart. 

A. Pushkin (translated by V. Chistjakov)

Snowy Sunny Frosty Day

It is January 2022 already. The day is beautiful and looking wintery. There are a lot of Sun, Snow and Frost today. We do not have real winter nowadays, this is why any beautiful day is appreciated a lot.

Sunny, Snowy, Frosty…

Sycamore Tree


Sleighing. Children Fun.

In the Frame

Stop here, Santa!

Winter Landscape



Still decorating.

Breakfast under the Winter Sun.

Frosty Pond. Fish is still alive.

Mother Nature’s Joke

As of December 30 in the morning I saw through the window a lot of birds on the tree. They looked not really seasonal. I made pictures of them and surprisingly found they are Robins. Usually they come here sometimes at the end of March or so. However, this winter is not a real one for now. The temperature is mostly around +5C, there is no snow, even at night time we do not have any frost. Probably, the birds felt the Spring in the air and decided to come back to us. They actually brought the Spring on their wings and happiness of New Year!

Spring on the Wings

It’s not Spring yet…
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